Alexis Sanchez scored Chile’s opening goal of the World Cup in the 3-1 defeat of Australia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba last Friday. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

The first week of this World Cup has seen events on and off the pitch conspire together for the perfect start.On the field the football has been attac(...)

Jean Beausejour   celebrates scoring Chile’s third goal with Mauricio Pinilla during the World Cup Group B match against Australia at Arena Pantanal  in Cuiaba, Brazil. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Chile 3 Australia 1Chile held off an Australia fightback to open their World Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over the battling Socceroos in Cuiaba.The Sou(...)